Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Greenpeace 'crashes drone' into nuclear plant Greenpeace 'crashes drone' into nuclear plant

Greenpeace has carried out several actions aimed at highlighting the danger posed by French nuclear plants, which generate the bulk of the country's electricity needs. EDF said the spent-fuel pool buildings are robust and created to withstand natural...

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies; world mourns Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies; world mourns

It's an anecdote Hawking used to open several texts by him and about him, and it is an illustration of one of the many odd, cosmic coincidences that defined his life and studies. His brilliant mind made our world and our universe a less mysteri...

Trump predicts 'vicious' fight over Supreme Court vacancy

In his 31 years on the Supreme Court, Kennedy was often seen as the swing vote, siding with conservatives on issues like religious freedom and with the court's liberal justices on issues like abortion and gay marriage. "It is exciting. Outside of war...

Enbridge: On track to put new Line 3 into service next year Enbridge: On track to put new Line 3 into service next year

It estimates the pipeline will be in service in the second half of 2019, although analysts cautioned it may take until the first quarter of 2020 if substantial civil disobedience delays construction. "It's just too great a cost", PUC Chairwoman Nancy...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory For Today, July 1 National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory For Today, July 1

We just finished up the wettest May and June on record. Temperatures near - and above - 100 degrees Fahrenheit are combining with thick humidity to present serious health hazards. The storm chance Saturday night looks to be the only chance for rain...

This helper robot is blasting off to the International Space Station This helper robot is blasting off to the International Space Station

SpaceX's next mission from Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch into favorable skies early Friday just as the day's first light washes over the Space Coast. To be honest, we find it more exciting than scary and we're sure the astronauts on board ...

Trump to pick new Supreme Court justice as Kennedy retires Trump to pick new Supreme Court justice as Kennedy retires

But Trump said he would not directly probe the candidates about their position on the Roe v. Wade decision. He is set to meet with candidates over the weekend in New Jersey. the first Monday in October". That list includes six women. "That's ...

Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

The business relationship between Justin Kennedy and Trump was previously noted by the Financial Times , which reported last year that " Justin Kennedy , a trader who arrived from Goldman to become one of Mr Trump's most trusted associates ove...

India plans to mine the moon for nuclear fuel India plans to mine the moon for nuclear fuel

I just do not want to be a part of them, I want them to lead. Rakesh Sharma, a famous Indian space traveller, said that even if India reaches the moon first, one cannot draw boundaries there. However, even if ISRO finds helium-3 on the moon , th...

Senators warn against divisive, anti-abortion court nominee Senators warn against divisive, anti-abortion court nominee

A Republican nominee also offers the best chance to sustain Justice Kennedy's legacy, despite the fear and loathing you hear on the left. They include judges Amy Coney Barrett, 46, the most talked-about woman on the list; Thomas Hardiman, 52, the r...

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

Joe Donnelly, Ind., and Joe Manchin III, W.Va., as they considered Gorsuch previous year. After nominating Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in January 2017, Trump appointed three judges who had previously clerked for Justice...

Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Found Coldest Than Ever Thought Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Found Coldest Than Ever Thought

Such a frigid temperature reading is possible only occur under very specific weather conditions, the study found. Most frequently, these temperatures, colder than the average temperature on Mars (around minus 60 Celsius), were observed in dips and ho...

Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled

Thirty-three oil tanker cars derailed Friday just south of Doon in Lyon County, leaking oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, Friday, Jun...

Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm

Named the Mars Hand Lens Imager, the instrument can not capture the whole car-sized Curiosity rover, therefore it had to take more than 200 shots, which were later put together to form a single panorama. The picture was taken using the camera locat...

NASA rover is threatened by a huge sandstorm on Mars NASA rover is threatened by a huge sandstorm on Mars

The clock will regularly wake an onboard computer to check power levels. As stated by John Callas of the NASA JPL in Pasadena, California, "we are anxious, but we hope the storm will break and the rover will communicate with us again". This current...

Bud now category 4 hurricane; weakening expected today Bud now category 4 hurricane; weakening expected today

While the National Hurricane Center is giving it a low chance of formation in the next 2-5 days, there may be potential form development farther out as the system moves towards the western Gulf of Mexico . A tropical storm watch was issued for the s...

Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from 5 June Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from 5 June

At another event to mark World Environment day Union Minister Jitendra Singh appealed to educational institutions and students to make society aware about the ill effects of using plastic. Cleaning up our environment and reducing plastics use i...

Questions: Roger Summons on finding organic matter on Mars Questions: Roger Summons on finding organic matter on Mars

A NASA robot has found more building blocks for life on Mars , the most complex organic matter yet from 3.5 billion-year-old rocks on the surface of the red planet, the U.S. Taken together, the discoveries suggest Mars once hosted ancient life. ...

Swimmer Ben Lecomte Begins Record Pacific Crossing Attempt Swimmer Ben Lecomte Begins Record Pacific Crossing Attempt

With his journey only just beginning, he knows the dangers he faces which include sharks, storms, swarms of jellyfish, and extremely low water temperatures. When he finally reached dry land in France, his first words were " never again ", but he was ...

Ancient Organics Discovered on Mars

The organic material discovered on Mars is rich in sulphur, which would have also helped to preserve it. But the scientists can not say what the larger molecules were or how they formed. Scientists have been seeking organic molecules on Mars ever s...

Gravitational "bumper cars" could put Planet Nine hypothesis on ice

Though no evidence suggests a ghostly planet exists in our stellar system, theories of the hypothetical planet, which is said to be 10 times the size of Earth , have been doing rounds for nearly two years. Sedna circles the sun at a distance of almo...

OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit

The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES . The client there was the satellite operator SES , with the payload being set to deliver TV and data services to customers in the Middle East and As...

Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React

So what may that appear to be? Over the two years in question, DoE officials would ostensibly research United States power grid network vulnerabilities, using the study as a justification to keep unprofitable and polluting power plants running as ...

Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’ Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’

Figures from charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) show that many countries other than Japan still catch whales . However, critics believe the "research" is mainly a cover for commercial whaling. Despite condemnation by the worldwide communit...

USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

River flooding will be possible this week as a result. Flood warnings and other tornado warnings were issued there Sunday night . Up to 1 inch of rainfall is possible area wide, with some locally higher amounts possible. "I don't know if that's du...

Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes

Tuesday: More rain will fall as the low pressure center of Alberto moves through Alabama. The system is moving north, threatening Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina with heavy rain. Officials there are warning of unsafe conditions. ...

Alberto makes landfall in Florida, brings dangerous surf, heavy rains Alberto makes landfall in Florida, brings dangerous surf, heavy rains

Alberto's heavy rains and and gusty winds remain predominantly on the right side of the storm, and therefore heavy rain and some gusty winds are expected across much of Florida Sunday . The first named Atlantic storm of 2018, Alberto , which for...

Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

Alberta passed Bill 12, titled Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act , which gives the Alberta government the ability to retaliate against B.C. "We will not hesitate". She said while she wants to proceed with the issues discussed at the meet...

Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida

Forecasters warned of life-threatening surf conditions, the possibility of a few brief tornadoes in much of Florida and parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Alberto marks the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season , which officiall...

Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86 Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86

In November 1969, he was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second Apollo mission to successfully land on the moon. Bean also commanded the second crewed flight to the first United States space station Skylab in July 1973. Bean's passin...

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula through Saturday. At 11 a.m. PDT on Friday, Alberto was 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, with sustained winds of 40 mph , the National Hur...

Doug Ford accused of selling 'bogus' party memberships Doug Ford accused of selling 'bogus' party memberships

We will find out on June 7. "It doesn't cost you anything", Ford is heard saying to a person he and Surma were trying to sign up. Audio played at a Liberal news conference Thursday was from a man who saw Ford at a Tim Hortons in 2016 and pressed ...

Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey

Dennis, 27, finished 14sec ahead of Germany's Tony Martin of Katusha-Alpecin with Dumoulin of Team Sunweb third at 22sec off the pace. "Yates leads Dumoulin by 56 seconds with Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo ( Bahrain Merida ) trailing by 3'11" an...

Michael Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating 'Taxi King' Michael Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating 'Taxi King'

Mr Cohen , who was not registered as a representative of Ukraine , was brought in because Ukraine's registered lobbyists and its embassy in Washington could get Mr Poroshenko little more than a photo op with Mr Trump while the Ukrainian leader,...

National Football League policy: Players on field shall stand for anthem National Football League policy: Players on field shall stand for anthem

The NFL Players Association said it will challenge any part of the new policy that violates the collective bargaining agreement. "The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL's ongoing commitment to local communities and our co...

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